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Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral

Dec. 11, 2018 5:13 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday...

Officials confirm suicide in death of prison riot suspect

Dec. 7, 2018 5:24 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have confirmed that the death last month of an inmate who was charged in a fatal prison riot last year was a suicide. Delaware's public safety department confirmed in an email Friday that 30-year-old Kelly Gibbs killed himself on Nov. 22, just days after pleading...

Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison

Dec. 7, 2018 4:47 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five years and up to life in prison. Tyerell Joe Przybycien, 19, apologized to the girl's family, saying what he did "doesn't...

Ex-intel chief in South Korea found dead in possible suicide

Dec. 7, 2018 6:28 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean military intelligence chief was found dead on Friday, police said, in a suspected suicide. Former Defense Security Command head Lee Jae-su was being investigated by state prosecutors for allegedly ordering the illegal surveillance of families of people killed...

Girlfriend: Shooter prone to violence before deadly rampage

Nov. 28, 2018 11:56 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The girlfriend of a woman who gunned down three co-workers at a Maryland warehouse told investigators her companion was prone to violent outbursts, heard voices in her head and had threatened her with a gun before September's rampage, according to a police report obtained by The...

Slain reporter to be honored at public memorial service

Nov. 24, 2018 10:40 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 30-year-old Ohio reporter who was fatally shot by her uncle in a murder-suicide is being remembered with a public memorial service. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services says the Saturday memorial service for Cleveland.com reporter Nikki Delamotte was planned at her alma mater, Cleveland...

Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self

Nov. 21, 2018 8:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life. As investigators tried to piece together the events that ended with the deaths of the doctor, a...

The Latest: Gunman killed himself after shot by police

Nov. 21, 2018 5:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least 30 times before he fatally shot himself after being shot by police. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says...

Baby dies in Bali after US woman allegedly threw it from car

Nov. 21, 2018 4:26 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An American woman allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter from a moving car on the tourist island of Bali and then tried to kill herself by jumping from the vehicle, Indonesian police said Wednesday. South Denpasar police chief Nyoman Wiarajaya told a news conference that...

Fatal hospital shootings in the US in recent years.

Nov. 20, 2018 1:23 PM EST

Shootings at hospitals are far from rare. Still, the shooting on Monday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago that claimed the lives of four people, including the shooter, is among the worst in the U.S. in more than two decades. On June 20, 1994, former airman Dean A. Mellberg fired on a military hospital at Fairchild Air...